Richard J. (Dick) Cobb, a lifelong Millington resident, age 83, passed away early Friday morning February 15, 2019. Dick was the son of the late Cleo and Marie (Buecher) Cobb, and was born in Otter Lake. Growing up in Millington, he graduated from Millington High School. On March 16, 1957, Dick married Elaine Hahn, and together they have celebrated nearly 62 years together. Dick had established a successful career working for Universal Engineering, United Plastics, and IT & T when he purchased a family General Store in Millington, from his father Cleo Cobb. This business, AH Cobb & Company was started in 1915 by his grandfather Albert Cobb. Dick served on the Millington Village Council for several years and was elected Millington Township Supervisor, where he served for 10 years and then served as Township Clerk for another nine years. Dick loved his community and always looked out for the community’s best interests. His sense of humor and his friendly grin will be missed, but never forgotten.
Dick leaves his wife Elaine; five children: Richelle (Ricki) Hagel, Colette (Coco) Ballentine, Jim Cobb, Tonja (Jim) Foskett, and Leisa (Michael) Mayette; many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Mike Cobb; many, many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Besides his parents, Dick is also preceded in death by a brother, David Cobb, sister, Mary Anne Muiringer, and two grandchildren: grandson, BJ and granddaughter, Rosie; and several of his extended family.
The family has honored Dick’s request and cremation has taken place. The Cobb family will host a time of visiting and sharing on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 3-7 p.m. at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington. There will be also a brief time of visiting on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. until the celebration of Dick’s life beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to consider memorial gifts of remembrance directed to Millington – Arbela Twp. Library, Millington – Arbela Twp. Fire Dept., or the Millington Community Center. Envelopes for any of the three will be available at the funeral home. Hanlin Funeral Home has been assisting the Cobb family. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory or light a memory candle at hanlinfuneralhome.com.